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Dirt! The Ecstatic Skin Of The Earth, William Bryant Logan


Dirt! The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, by William Bryant Logan.

The book that inspired Dirt! The Movie!

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The highly acclaimed book that started it all and inspired the creation of Dirt! The Movie!

From Publishers Weekly:

In these brief, elegant essays, the author raises the concept of dirt to new levels. Logan, a monthly columnist for the New York Times, looks at soil formation and development. His topics range from quarries and the foundations of cathedrals to graveyards and earthworms, from husbandry in ancient Rome to composting in Florida. Logan pays tribute to the dung beetle as a symbol of renewal; he notes that dirt is the source of many drugs that work against infectious diseases (penicillin, streptomycin). He discusses the many forms of clay and the agricultural practices of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and the Iroquois. Dirt is a natural history of the soil and our connection with it.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Weight .49 lbs

“In all this land around the planet if we start to replant, in ten years will be no more dead land.” 

Sebastio Salgado

Co-Founder, Insituto Terra